ven·​tro·​me·​di·​al | \ ˌven-ˌtrō-ˈmē-dē-əl How to pronounce ventromedial (audio) \

Definition of ventromedial

: ventral and medial

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Examples of ventromedial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second area—cumbersomely dubbed the ventrolateral part of the ventromedial hypothalamus, or VMHvl—is associated with aggression. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Neural Switch Flips on Aggression in Male Mice," 3 Aug. 2020 Patients with damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex and people without brain impairments performed a gambling task. Adam Waytz, Wired, "The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is … Fearing Fear Itself," 27 Apr. 2020 Many misophonics have more myelin (which insulates neurons and speeds the spread of information) than average in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, an area associated with quick decision-making. Popular Science, "Unlocking the mysterious ecstasy of ASMR—and its agonizing cousin," 18 Dec. 2019 Conversely, the ventromedial hypothalamus has cell populations that participate in states of fear and respond to sounds or odors of conspecifics but not to aerial predators. Dean Mobbs, Scientific American, "On the Nature of Fear," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of ventromedial

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ventromedial

ventro- + medial

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The first known use of ventromedial was in 1908

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13 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Ventromedial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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ven·​tro·​me·​di·​al | \ -ˈmēd-ē-əl How to pronounce ventromedial (audio) \

Medical Definition of ventromedial

: ventral and medial

Other Words from ventromedial

ventromedially \ -​ē How to pronounce ventromedially (audio) \ adverb

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